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European risk management conference - our speakers

Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance
Pierre Gramegna was born on April 22, 1958. He is married and has two children. After finishing high school in Luxembourg, he studied law and economics at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) where he graduated with a degree (Maîtrise) in civil law in 1981 and a degree (Licence) in economics in 1982. Pierre Gramegna also holds a Master of advanced studies in European community law. Since December 2013 Pierre Gramegna is Minister of Finance of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. He was the Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg from September 2003 to December 2013. From 2002 to 2003 he has been the Director of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. From 1996 until 2002, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Luxembourg to Japan.

Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance
Nicolas Mackel is CEO of Luxembourg for Finance, the Agency for the Development of the Financial Centre, since July 2013. Nicolas is a career diplomat. He has graduated with a law degree from the University of Aix-en-Provence, and holds two post-graduate diplomas in European law from the Sorbonne University, respectively the College of Europe in Bruges. He worked as a legal clerk at the European Court of Justice before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1999. Nicolas was consecutively posted at Luxembourg's Permanent Representation to the EU (2002-07), as Deputy Chief of Mission at Luxembourg's Embassy in Washington DC (2007-11) and as Consul General in Shanghai (2011-13).

Camille Thommes, Director General of ALFI
Camille Thommes is the Director General of ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry. He joined the association back in 2007. Before ALFI, Camille Thommes was in in charge of the Investment Fund Department at the State and Savings Bank, Luxembourg (BCEE) from 2001-2006, after holding various senior positions in the Securities & Custody department since 1993. He started his professional career in 1986 at Banque Générale du Luxembourg (now BGL-BNP Paribas) where he held positions in the Securities and Custody Division. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg Supervisory Authority (CSSF) and a member of the Consultative Committee for Prudential Regulation. Camille is also a member of the High-Level Committee of the Financial Centre set up by the Ministry of Finance. Furthermore, he represents ALFI at the Board of Directors of the European Fund and Asset Management association (EFAMA) and is a Board member of PROFIL SA and XBRL asbl. Camille holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France), completed the Accelerated Development Program at the London Business School and accomplished traineeships in London and New York. A Luxembourg native, Camille is fluent in English, French, German and Luxembourgish

Christoph Adamy, Head of Risk Management, Allianz Global Investors Luxembourg Branch
Christoph Adamy is a Director and Head of Risk Management at Allianz Global Investors GmbH Luxembourg Branch. In his current role, he is covering various risk management aspects for UCITS and AIF within AllianzGI’s asset management business on an European and global level. Before joining Allianz in 2006, Christoph worked several years for Ernst&Young Luxembourg as an auditor for investment funds and banks. He has gained a broad experience in the financial industry, focusing on risk management and operations for investment funds. Christoph acted as director in various fund boards and as a conducting officer for AllianzGI’s management company. He is Co-Chairman of ALFI’s Risk Management Committee.

Andrew Bastow, Head of European Structuring and Regulatory Affairs, AQR Capital Management (Europe) LLP
Andrew Bastow is Managing Director  and Head of European Structuring and Regulatory Affairs for AQR Capital Management where he is responsible for the legal affairs of AQR’s activities in Europe.  Before joining AQR, Mr Bastow served as General Counsel and Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Winton Capital Management in London.  He is currently a Director of the General Council of the Alternative Investment Management Association and is a member of the Hedge Fund Lawyers Association. Mr Bastow is a Solicitor of England and Wales and is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (non-practising). Mr Bastow has also held roles with the Treasury Solicitor’s Department of the Government of the United Kingdom and with the State Solicitor’s Office in Western Australia where he was engaged in a wide range of practice areas including public law, regulation, prosecution and enforcement. He is a British Chevening Scholar and holds a First Class Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as degrees in Law, Arts and Economics obtained respectively from Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia in Australia

Olivier Carré,Partner, PwC
Olivier Carré joined PwC Luxembourg in 2003 and became partner in 2009. He took over the role of Banking Leader in 2014. Within his professional career over the past 15 years as advisor and auditor in Big Four firms, Olivier developed a thorough knowledge of the Investment Fund and Banking industries. In particular, in the domain of regulatory rule-sets interpretation and implementation. Olivier is leading the MiFID II working group of PwC Luxembourg composed of business, legal and tax experts focusing on the operational, business and revenue impacts of the new requirements for the Financial Services industry. Olivier holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Tax Law and a Master’s degree in Management and Economics Sciences, both from the HEC-ULg Business School in Liège, Belgium. He is a member of the “Ordre des Experts Comptables” (Association of Chartered Accounts) and co-chairs the ALFI risk management committee.

Olivier Ciron, Prudential supervision and Risk management, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)
Olivier has 15 years’ experience in risk management both in the asset management and banking industry in Europe and Asia. Olivier joined, in 2015, the risk management and macro-prudential supervision department of the CSSF Collective Investment Schemes unit, the Luxembourg Supervisory Authority of the Financial Sector. Between 2001 and 2015, Olivier held various positions in Société Générale Group. He namely occupied the functions of Head of Risk at Barep, a formerly alternative investment managers based in Paris, Chief Risk Officer at IBKSG Asset Management in Korea, and Global Head of Market Risk at SGBT (Universal Banking) in Luxembourg. He is a graduate from the Paris Institute of Statistics and holds a master’s degree in actuarial sciences, engineering and mathematics for finance and insurance.

Michael Derwael, Risk Manager, Lombard Odier Funds (Europe) S.A.
Michael Derwael heads Risk Management for Lombard Odier Funds (Europe) in Luxembourg. He is in charge of all aspects relating to risk management of the ManCo and the funds managed. This spans topics such as investment, operational and counterparty risks, governance, delegate supervision, reporting to Boards and regulators. Funds covered include both UCITS and AIFs in several European jurisdictions and in Switzerland. Previously he held various risk management positions within asset management and banking. Michael holds certifications as Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Certified Financial Analyst (CEFA) and is actively involved in industry working groups and discussion panels.

Martin Ewen, Chief Operating Officer, ARKUS FS
Martin Ewen is the Chief Operating Officer of ARKUS Financial Services. Prior to his current position he was Head of Risk and Development at Arkus FS leading the Risk and IT teams in London and Luxembourg ensuring the ongoing production of risk reports for plain vanilla and complex fund strategies as well as the development of Arkus` risk monitoring systems. He is actively involved in the development of Arkus` service offering for PERE structures. Additionally, he acts as Conducting Officer and permanent Risk Manager for UCITS and AIF structures. Martin studied Finance and Econometrics at the University of Giessen and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing. He graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann (Master’s Equivalent) and holds a professional banking degree (CCI). Martin is an active member of ALFI Risk Working Groups.

Alain Hoscheid is Premier Conseiller de Direction at the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) where he has been since 2002. He currently serves as Head of the “Prudential Supervision and Risk Management” department within the UCI métier.

 Johan Karlsson, Head of Risk Management, Ivaldi Capital LLP

Johan joined Ivaldi in 2013 and as part of their Risk & Investments Team and covers all aspects of risk management for the firm, as well as strategy capital allocations for the global, multi-manager hedge fund. Previously Mr Karlsson worked at Morgan Stanley, where he spent over a decade in Europe and Asia in various business unit risk management roles, most recently in Hong Kong overseeing counterparty risk involving Prime Brokerage, Equity Derivatives, Private Wealth and Listed Derivatives. At Ivaldi he continues to spend time in both regions at Ivaldi’s offices in London and Singapore.


Paul Kleinbart has been a member of the ALRiM Board since 2003. During that time, Paul founded and edited the ALRiM Risk Newsletter and he has been responsible for the risk management training programme that ALRiM developed together with the House of Training. Paul has held management and executive positions in a wide variety of financial service sectors. Since 2001 he has been dedicated to providing financial services training in more than 30 countries around the world."

Samuel Kuborn, Managing Director, Trustee, Depositary & Fiduciary Services.
Samuel Kuborn is Managing Director, responsible for Trustee & Depositary Services globally and Fiduciary Services in Europe & Asia. He has 11 years’ experience with RBC Investor & Treasury Services. Prior to his current role, he was Managing Director, Client Service & Solutions, responsible for managing Client Design, Transitions, Change and Service Management globally. Previously Samuel was Managing Director of Dexia Securities Services Netherlands and Managing Director of BIL Dublin. He also worked for Candriam Asset Management and held senior management positions at BNP Paribas, Paribas Luxembourg and Paribas Asset Management Paris. Samuel holds a Master of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

Francesco Mazzaferro, Head of the ESRB Secretariat , European Systemic Risk Board Secretariat
Francesco Mazzaferro has been the Head of the Secretariat of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) since January 2011. Following legal studies, he began his career in the field of financial market analysis at the Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino (today part of Intesa Sanpaolo) in Turin in 1987. Mr Mazzaferro joined the European Commission in Brussels in 1992, starting his international career in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, where his work focused on the European Currency Unit (ECU) and preparations for the introduction of the single currency. In 1995, he joined the European Monetary Institute – which later became the European Central Bank – in Frankfurt as the Officer of Policy Planning. In 1998, Mr Mazzaferro became Senior European Relations Officer. From 2000, he worked as Principal in the EU Neighbouring Regions Division, becoming the Head of Division in 2003.

Luc Neuberg, President, ALRiM
Luc Neuberg is CEO and Head of Risk Management at BCEE Asset Management, the Management Company of the Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, Luxembourg (BCEE). He joined the firm in 2006. Previously he was Managing Director at Fortis Investments Luxembourg and Head of Risk Management for the Multi Management department. M. Neuberg is involved in different research projects and teaches at University in Belgium and France. He is chairman of the Board of the Luxembourg Association of Risk Management (ALRiM). He holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Namur and a degree in engineering from the University of Liège.

Yves Nosbusch, Chief Economist, BGL BNP Paribas
Yves Nosbusch is the Chief Economist of BGL BNP Paribas. He is also the chairman of the Luxembourg National Fiscal Council (CNFP).  Before joining BGL BNP Paribas in 2012, he was on the full-time faculty of the Finance Department at the London School of Economics. He continues to teach a M.Sc. course on financial risk analysis at the LSE. His academic research, published in leading journals such as the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Monetary Economics, has concentrated on public debt and pension systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics.

Thomas Nummer, co-chair of the ALFI Risk Management Committee and member of the board of ALRiM
Thomas Nummer acts as an independent director for Luxembourg funds and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He has specialist knowledge of risk management of UCITS and AIFs. He plays an active role with ALRiM and is Co-Chairman of ALFI´s Risk Management Committee. Thomas was Chief Risk Officer for Allianz Global Investors Luxembourg S.A as well as European Head of Outsourcing Risk for all management companies at Allianz Global Investors Europe. Thomas has a degree (Dipl. Kaufmann) from the University of Trier, Germany, and a post-graduate qualification (Financial Analyst – CEFA).

Agathi Pafili, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). Agathi Pafili, Senior Policy Advisor in the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), is a member of the Regulatory Affairs team and the Public Policy Affairs team at EFAMA. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of EURIBOR. She is based in Brussels and is in charge of EU and international regulatory developments on alternative and long-term investment funds, as well as on benchmarks and financial indices. Prior to joining EFAMA in September 2012, Ms. Pafili was member of cabinet of the Vice President of the European Parliament, focusing on financial markets and monetary policy files of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. From 2004 to 2009 Ms. Pafili worked in the European Parliament as head of cabinet of the Chair of the Culture and Educations Affairs Committee and was a policy advisor on a range of economic policy files for Members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Ms. Pafili started her career in 2002 as a trainee lawyer in Commercial Bank of Greece. She is currently member of the Athens Bar Association. She graduated from Law School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a Master’s Degree in international and European law.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Henzler, Professor of Economics and Financial Markets at the University of Applied Sciences, Trier and member of the Board of Luxembourg Investment Solutions S.A.

Dr. Jörg Henzler has 20 years of experience in capital markets and asset management and set up an independent Asset Management Company in 2001. Prior to this, Jörg was Economist and Market Strategist for Industrial Bank of Japan and JP Morgan. Apart from his considerable expertise in investment management, economics and asset allocation strategy, he has developed new quantitative Risk Management Models for alternative Investment Funds since 2013 and acts as independent director in Luxembourg.


Sandrine Leclercq, Directeur, Deloitte
Sandrine is a Directeur within our Strategy, Regulatory and Corporate Finance Department. She has over 18 years of experience in the asset management servicing sector with strong legal background and she joined Deloitte Tax & Consulting in February 2016. Sandrine is specialised in Regulatory Strategy engagements in Asset Management and Asset Servicing. Sandrine main focus is on Regulatory Compliance mandates and on Corporate governance related assignements. Sandrine is leading Deloitte’s Regulatory Hotline and coordinates Deloitte’s Fund Engineering experts team. She is a member of Deloitte Regulatory Steering Committee. Sandrine is an active member of different professional associations notably ALFI and ABBL. She is a regular speaker at international forums on regulatory and governance topics and a permanent trainer for the Luxembourg House of Training. She is also a regular speaker at ILA. Prior to joining Deloitte, she acted successively as Head of Fund Structuring and Group General Counsel for CACEIS (13 years). Further, as co-head of the asset management practice of the Law Firm Baker & McKenzie (4 years). As Group General Counsel, she was in charge of the group regulatory strategy and responsible for building consistent legal practices among the different legal teams located in multiple countries in and outside Europe.

David Martin, Global Head of Business Risk & Public Policy, Pictet Asset Management, Geneva & Chairman, EFAMA Risk    Management working Group
David Martin joined Pictet in 2004 and is Global Head of Business & Risk Public Policy. Prior to his current position, held since 2008, he was a Compliance Officer focusing on Swiss related matters. David started his career in 2002 as a Senior Auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. David holds a dual-degree Executive MBA in Asset & Wealth Management from the Tepper School of Business, Carneggie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) and the HEC Business School (University of Lausanne). He also graduated from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, with a Master of Law and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).

Thomas Nummer, Board Member, ALRiM
Thomas Nummer acts as an independent director for Luxembourg funds and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He has specialist knowledge of risk management of UCITS and AIFs. He plays an active role with ALRiM and is Co-Chairman of ALFI´s Risk Management Committee. Thomas was Chief Risk Officer for Allianz Global Investors Luxembourg S.A as well as European Head of Outsourcing Risk for all management companies at Allianz Global Investors Europe. Thomas has a degree (Dipl. Kaufmann) from the University of Trier, Germany, and a post-graduate qualification (Financial Analyst – CEFA).

Jang Schiltz, Director, Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF)
Jang Schiltz is director of the Luxembourg School of finance, the research unit in finance of the University of Luxembourg since June 2016. Jang joined the University of Luxembourg in 2003 as an associate professor in applied mathematics, after the completion of his PhD in stochastic analysis. He is study director of the Master in Wealth Management and member of the digital strategy working group of the University of Luxembourg. Jang Schiltz is also board member of the Luxembourg Statistical Society and treasurer of the Mathematical Society of Luxembourg. His current research interests are mathematical finance, as well as theoretical statistics and its application to finance. Jang is the author or co-author of more than fifty papers and research reports and attends international conferences regularly. He teaches probability, statistics and data analysis.

Jérôme Wigny, Partner, Elvinger Hoss Prussen

Jérôme Wigny became a member of the Luxembourg Bar in 1994 and a partner of Elvinger Hoss Prussen in 2001. He specialises in investment funds (UCITS and AIFs, in particular those pursuing alternative strategies) as well as management companies and alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). He is a member of various commissions of the "Luxembourg Association of Investment Funds" (ALFI) and co-chairs the Hedge Fund commission. He is also a member of the investment fund committee of the "Luxembourg Directors' Institute" (ILA) and of the "Haut Comité de la Place Financière (HCPF), the advisory committee to the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance. He holds a "licence en droit belge" from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve. He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, in particular in relation to investment fund-related topics, and is an invited professor at Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Liège (Belgium).

Marco Zwick, Chief Compliance Officer (Europe) / Global Head of AML, RBC Investor Services Bank S.A.
Marco Zwick has held various functions in the financial sector since 1989, including being the Head of Compliance of Deutsche Börse Group and Head of Compliance and Risk, EMEA, for Schroders prior to joining RBC Investor Services Bank in May 2015. He is a member of the executive committee and heads the Compliance functions in Europe and Asia and AML for I&TS globally. He chairs the AML Working Group of ALFI. Marco is also the president of the Association of Risk Management and a member of the board of the Economist Club in Luxembourg.


Updated on 26/05/17  
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